January 29th, 2007 - Posted By Sujata Gamage
A seminar on “Knowledge for Development (K4D): The Role of Universities” was held on Jan 25, 2007 at Taj Samudra in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
The first half of the seminar dealt with information issues in higher education. In the session titled “country reports” country representatives described the state of higher education in four countries in Asia and some references to data collection efforts in those countries. The country reports were presented by Dr. Catherine (Caren) Castañeda, Director for Programs and Standards at the Commission on Higher Education In Philippines, Dr. Imran Ho Abdullah, Associate Professor and Deputy Director of The Center for Academic Development in the University Kebangsaan, Malaysia , Dr. Mobasser Monem, Associate Professor of Public Administration, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, and our own, Dr. Colin Pieris, representing the Quality Assurance and Accreditation Council of Sri Lanka.